Consumerism, Waste, and Re-Use in Twentieth-Century Fiction: by Rachele Dini

By Rachele Dini

This e-book examines synthetic waste and remaindered people in literary evaluations of capitalism through twentieth-century writers linked to the historic avant-garde and their descendants. construction on fresh paintings in new materialism and waste reports, Rachele Dini reads waste as a strategy or part amenable to interruption. From an preliminary exploration of waste and re-use in 3 Surrealist texts by way of Giorgio de Chirico, André Breton, and Mina Loy, Dini traces the conceptualization of waste within the writing of Samuel Beckett, Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo. In exploring the connection among waste, capitalism, and literary experimentation, this ebook indicates that the legacy of the old avant-garde is certain up with an everlasting religion within the radical power of waste. the 1st examine to concentration in particular on waste within the twentieth-century mind's eye, this can be a useful contribution to the increasing box of waste studies.

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